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Written by on September 14, 2000

Miami

High Tech, by Miami Today reporter Candice Ventra, condenses the

latest news in the Miami Internet and technical worlds.

EXECUTIVE

SEMINAR:

The College of Business Administration at FIU is offering a five-day

intensive e-business seminar for executives from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

starting Sept. 18 and running through Sept. 22 in the Roz & Cal

Kovens Conference Center on FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus, Biscayne

Boulevard at Northeast 151st Street. Topics will include developing

an e-marketing plan, governance issues in cyberspace and opportunities

in the Internet economy, promoters say. Details: (305) 348-1987.

ECUADORIAN

FUSION:

Fusion Networks, a provider of one-to-one Internet marketing software,

portal technology and content in Miami, will provide software and

portal platforms to the Ecuadorian Chamber of Commerce and the Ecuadorian

Consulate. Ecuador’s potential Internet user base is expected to

increase from about 1.1 million in 2000 to more than 1.23 million

in 2003, company promoters said. Details: (305) 477-6701.

HEALTHY

DIRECTION: Miramar-based

eHDL, a national e-health company that provides a direct link for

providers and payers of health care and benefits information, has

launched Health eDirectories. The service is a private online directory

for the health care community. Details: (954) 331-6500.

JOINT

MARKET:

Telefonica B2B, a business to business portal serving the Spanish-

and Portuguese-speaking markets, has formed an alliance with IBM.

IBM will jointly market and deliver Telefonica’s business-to-business,

e-commerce solutions to Spain, Portugal and Latin America, promoters

said. Details: telefonica.com.

E-FUEL:

Miami Springs-based World Fuel Services Corp. — an aviation

and marine fuel marketing company for more than 1,100 airports and

seaports worldwide — launched its redesigned website at wfscorp.com.

It features a corporate directory, investor information and links

to news, weather and maps. Details: (305) 884-2001.

VITA

MOVE:

Vitacost.com, an online wholesaler of nutritional supplements and

resources for what executives call nutra-ceutical information, has

relocated from Springfield, IL, to Boynton Beach at 2049 High Ridge

Road. Executives said the location was chosen over sites in 12 other

cities.

MORTGAGE

MARRIAGE:

Sunrise-based Mortgage.com, a provider of e-commerce infrastructure

for the online mortgage industry, has formed an alliance with Centric

Financial, a leading provider of investment-linked mortgage products

in Charlotte, NC. Mortgage will provide Centric with processing,

approval, financing and closing of mortgage loans for its financial

strategies mortgage program, promoters said.

MEXICAN

MARKETPLACE:

Miami-based Asista.com, a business-to-business digital marketplace

for the purchase and sale of indirect goods and service in Latin

America, has formed a partnership with Axa, a Mexican conglomerate

of companies involved in the electric cables, transformers, automotive

and lighting industries. Through the agreement AXA will participate

as an anchor buyer in Asista’s marketplace in Mexico, promoters

said.

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